I have a script I use to backup my Joomla web sites. In the script it specifies a URL for the download step at ftp://myuser:firstname.lastname@example.org:21. When I turned on secure hosting, this stopped working. If I paste the above URL into a browser, I get a separate pop-up asking me to sign in. The user and password do not work their. I can still access the site with Filezilla using an SFTP connection. Is there a way to make this work?
ftp is not a secure protocol. Why would you want to use it with a secure website? Use SFTP instead.
that doesn’t work either.
What are you writing the script in? UNIX command line?
I’m on a Mac at home and use SSH/SCP for my backups. I have SSH keys set up, so there’s no need for passwords.